A prequel to the TV show will be coming to the Phoenix Theatre this autumn

Stranger Things may be approaching its end on Netflix – the final season is being filmed this year, though the release date is TBC – but you won’t have to wait too long to get your next fix because a stage adaptation of the TV smash hit is hitting the London stage this November.

Stranger Things: The First Shadow, being staged at the Phoenix Theatre, will be taking place in 1959 rather than Hawkins of the 80s, so that means there’ll be no Eleven, Mike and co, but there will be a young Jim Hopper and a young Bob Newby, who are just living their regular lives when new student Henry Creel arrives. That last name should ring a bell because that’s who goes on to become the season four baddie Vecna. OOOOOHHHHH.

The stage show is being written by Kate Trefry, based on an idea created by her, The Duffer Brothers (who made the TV show) and Jack Thorne (who did Harry Potter & The Cursed Child), with Stephen Daldry directing, so this has all the makings of a smash hit.

Fri 17th November 2023 – Sun 25th August 2024
Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0JP